Art Miami

Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the united states, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 26th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

CONTEXT Art Miami, the sister fair to Art Miami, is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, launched in 2012. CONTEXT’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and emergent talent.

Houston Fine Art Fair

Houston Fine Art Fair Moves to the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston HFAF Established Itself as the Premiere Art Event in the South/Southwestern Region

The third annual HFAF will move to the George R. Brown Convention Center, the site of its inception in 2011. Moving back to GRB, a more central downtown location than last year’s Reliant Center, is expected to stimulate more fair attendee participation from scores of nearby large corporations. It will also give the fair closer hotel options as well as more space to expand with sculptures and installations.

The Top Collectors’ Converge

In 2012, 80 national and international dealers from 11 countries benefited from the record turnout of 12,000 fair attendees. Opening night generated a substantial 3,000 hi-powered art patrons. As the popular online site, Culturemap Houston put it “With such a commanding turnout of the city’s top rung movers and shakers, the night was as much about social interacting as it was about artful shopping”. The Chron said, “An enthusiastic crowd of about 3,000 filled the aisles, and plenty opened their wallets. More than a half-dozen of the 80 dealers exhibiting said they made sales in the first hour.

HFAF has grown into a citywide event

Over 40 of the leading museums and art institutions in the greater Houston and Texas region teamed up with the fair. In our efforts to position HFAF as the anchor event of the region, the 2013 edition will again be supported by a strong contingent of museums and art institutions locally and from throughout the south and southwest regions.

Showing the Best of the Americas

The Bayou City has a large well-budgeted and influential collector base committed to acquiring the best in Latin American art. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and its collector group, The Maecenas, are actively involved in purchasing and promoting this genre of art. With two airports, Houston is a primary access and tourist point for Latin Americans visiting the United States. Houston and HFAF has emerged as America’s new art buying hub, ranging from cutting edge and mid career contemporary to Geometric Abstraction, Minimalist masters and Latin American art.

Discover Why Houston is the Third Largest Art Buying Market in America

With 100 museums, a booming economy powered by the energy sector, a thriving gallery scene and a strong and influential base of serious collectors and patrons, the city remains an ideal and untapped art fair destination. Houston currently is the fourth largest city population in America, challenging Chicago for the third spot.

A Rigorous Selection Process

HFAF reflects Houston’s sophisticated and diverse collecting practices, where fair attendees will encounter an international selection of works in all media from post-war to present. Some 80 distinctive exhibitors from across the US, Latin America and Europe will be selected to exhibit. In efforts to present the highest caliber of art, The Selection Committee is currently accepting applications. In addition to full sized booths, the fair offers two other smaller options. The Focus section is devoted to solo artist exhibits. Fahrenheit section presents new and upcoming galleries.

Frieze 2020 – NYC

Frieze 2020 – New York

Online view – May 8 to May 15/ 2020.

Ascaso Gallery Miami-Caracas, Frieze Art Fair 2020 (NY) proposal focuses on the relevance of the work by Feliciano Carvallo (Venezuela, 1920-2012), a reference to folklore in Latin America particularly Venezuela, through naïf paintings based on tropical and popular scenery compositions. Considered by some critics as the Latin American Rousseau, Carvallo is a reference self-thought painter that proposed landscape compositions detached from the traditional naturalism by building whimsical images of a tropical paradise, stressing the qualities of light and color within the elements of a busy Amazonia environment with not just a visual but a mystical approach. In the words of Perán Erminy, expert in the naive stream, Carvallo was a quiet man, that move slowly, talked briefly, and with a particular imagination that interpreted his surroundings as a vibrant foliage. He presents a depiction of jungles as an iconographic interpretation of experiences; which composition is based in fantasy rather than naturalism.

Carvallo superposes elements like trees, human figures, animals and folkloric objects and situations interacting in a constructivist composition. Carvallo was granted with the Venezuelan Visual Arts National Award in 1966; his work has been presented in the United States (Miami, Washington, Ohio, Boston, Durham, New York), Paris, Madrid, Cuba, and Sao Paulo.

Bélgica, Rodríguez, PhD, Art Critic and researcher specialized in Latin American Art.




FelicianoCarvallo El Tren en la Montana 1991